Cedefop Photo Award

Launched by CEDEFOP, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, the competition aims to promote best practice and excellence in vocational education and training (VET) across the EU and beyond.

The award offers the chance to young learners as well as adults in continuing education to show their talent while promoting the benefits of VET. 


Who can apply
VET learners, Initial VET students and lifelong learners, should form a team of up to four members (+ a teacher/tutor) and produce an original photo story consisting of four to five photos, and a narrative of up to 100 words. The photos should tell a story based on the VET learners’ individual or team experiences. They should be related to each other and support a narrative with a strong message.

Story examples:
- photos presenting a project learners have developed;
- photos of a mobility experience abroad as part of their VET training;
- photostories in which learners show how VET has influenced their life.

Individual entries will not be accepted.


There will be three awards for the three best photo stories.
The three winning and the selected 17 runner-up photo stories will be exhibited at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (November 2019) and during the European vocational skills week in Helsinki from 14 to 18 October 2019.
Two winning teams and their teacher/tutor will take part in the European vocational skills week in Helsinki in October as nominees for the top prize, which will be presented by European Commissioner Marianne Thyssen at the closing event.

A special #CedefopPhotoAward prix du jury will be presented to a third winning team during the Thessaloniki International Film Festival in November.
Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered. 

How to apply
Entries should be sent via this link.


Deadline: 31st May 2019, 23:59 CET.

Find out more here.